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Hi I'm Sandy

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife of 45 years, married to my high school sweetheart! I am recently retired from public schools.............Now I am going to get all those things done within my house that I've been wanting to work on for years. Our 5 sons and daughter have blessed us w/22 grandchildren. My husband and I love to water and snow ski. We love dancing with each other to Country Music, a continuation of our courtship in a small community where there wasn't much else to do but go to the local dances three nights a week all summer. He is a dirt bike rider, and bought me a four wheeler to tag along which I enjoy doing. My husband and I just returned from a long anticipated trip to do some scuba diving. For starting late in life, we loved every minute of our dive to explore more of our Heavenly Father's creations underwater. What I am looking most forward to now is the opportunity to serve a full time mission for the LDS church. My husband served a mission as did our six children so I am anxious to join the ranks and be a "Returned Missionary." Being a Christian and trying to follow the teachings of my Elder brother Jesus Christ have made me the person that I am; that is what gives me strength and focus since my youngest childhood days; my Mother taught me of Christ and his love for each of us. Having older brothers that loved and cared for me as a child made it easy to accept.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a converted member our Heavenly Father's church because of the joy and happiness following it's teaching have brought into my life, and that of my family. I converted to the LDS church at age 19. I was a freshman, away from home, at college. A small fish in a big bowl. In high school when I learned the course of study would be the New Testament I took LDS Seminary. I had been raised on the New Testament by a righteous Christian mother. Mother taught us to be honest, to be chaste, how to work, to support family members in anything they were doing. She taught us to serve one another and that family time together was the best thing in life (I still believe that to be true). She taught us all things upright; lived it herself, and expected the same from each of us. Why I am a Mormon is because after loosing my father at my age 8 to a heart attack, and my mother to cancer when I was age 15 and even with my wonderful older brothers to care for me I felt great loneliness. In that New Testament Seminary class as a senior in high school my teacher answered many of my questions about family, life after death and the family unit. Everything I learned as I studied the religion of "Mormons" added to what I had been taught about my Savior Jesus Christ and his atonement for my sins, and nothing was taken away from what I had lived and learned as a youth. As I prayed about what was the right thing to do concerning accepting the gospel as the missionaries were teaching me I felt my mothers spirit around me and felt she was pleased with what I was considering. I still have that confirming feeling in my life today after raising my own children and trying to follow her example of a follower of Jesus Christ. I know it is by trying day by day and working to improve in areas of my life and being around ward members working to improve their own lives that helps me focus and gives me direction when I need it most. I study the scriptures to find answers and comfort and have found it

How I live my faith

While serving in the church I have worked mostly with youth as a teacher and youth leader. Working by planning and carrying out activities that provide opportunities for today's youth to have spiritual experiences that strengthen their personal testimonies of Jesus Christ our Savior, and their relationship with him helps me live my faith. In my employment in the Public Schools I see changes in our society regarding youth and what is acceptable of them in behavior, work ethic, dress standards, respect for teachers or adults in general, and especially, kindness to their peers. Youth need the stability of a Rock of an eternal Loving Heavenly Father who desires us to return to his presence by living his standards as exampled by his son, our brother Jesus Christ. I live my Faith by trying to be a Christlike constant in a world of change for whomever my life comes in contact with, students at school, my husband, my grown children, their spouses, and especially my grandchildren. Each month I get to visit other ladies (sisters) in our ward (congregation) to check on their well being and if assistance is needed report it through the proper channels to meet those needs where reasonable and possible. Also to share good news and encouragement through an uplifting message that encourages righteous efforts in daily living. I live my Faith by being honest with myself when I am alone. I live my Faith by having a prayer constantly in my heart for a righteous life that would meet his approval. That is my desire. Opportunities to teach lessons in the ladies organization (Relief Society) has been a great opportunity for personal study. I have experienced the help of the Holy Ghost in these efforts; this increases my faith.